Tracy Paine

Tracy Paine


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07785 721750

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Therapist - Online

Online SG7
07785 721750
Contact Tracy for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am able to take on new enquiries for a start of August 2022 or later.

Please note I only work with UK residents. 

About me and my therapy practice

Delivery of sessions: This is mainly using zoom video calls, phone calls or email exchanges. My Values: I work on the basic assumption, that the relationship between us, is the most important thing to get right. This is why I provide a free 30min phone consultation before committing to booking actual sessions. If couples want individual time, I can provide each of you 15mins each. This gives you the opportunity to get a feel for me and how I work.

How can I help? Essentially I can help you by providing a safe space, where you can tell your story and share your fears, express your worries and explore your difficulties. I can help you to understand what is happening, by working through it together. I can help you to understand yourself better; so you can manage your problems and challenges going forward. I can help you explore your experiences and make sense of them; so you are able to then be more proactive. I have experience with a range of issues, but have additional interests looking at loss, bereavement and relationship issues. 

Benefits of online counselling: Counselling is more achievable for people with a busy schedule. This can be an excellent way for anyone with physical disabilities (acute or chronic) to access counselling more easily, as this can be done from the comfort of your home or office. Working online may not be appropriate for you if you are in a crisis or feeling actively suicidal. If you are feeling in need of immediate support now, then please contact the Samaritans: 116 123.

Individual fees are £38 and Couples fees are £50 per session. For more information about me, my services and what I can offer you. please visit my website: https://tracyscounsellingservice.co.uk

Practice description

I can work using a range of online methods and can blend these where needed; for example, moving to email counselling when it is school holidays and when setting aside a counselling hour, at the times I work, feels too difficult. I am also happy to do telephone counselling, if you prefer to be active during sessions, you can then walk and talk if that feels appropriate. 

In Couples work; as the counsellor, I can facilitate discussion and support you to talk to each other about the stuff that matters, with the aim of working towards a healthy, fulfilling relationship that is meeting both of your unique needs and preferences. This work can feel quite different from individual counselling which is often more detailed and focused on you, as opposed to the focus on communication and the relationship.

Couples Counselling is an active approach, where work on the relationship is needed in between sessions. So from the start I will be encouraging you to begin working hard for each other and for yourself. 

My first session

After the free initial consultation, you will be asked to complete some initial forms and will be provided with a client agreement to review and agree, before we start actively working online. I ask clients to send personal information via secure email to support privacy and confidentiality. This is through ProtonMail: tracys.cs@protonmail.com 

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Text therapy, Time-limited

Therapist - Letchworth Garden City

Letchworth Garden City SG6
07785721750
Sessions from £42.50

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

The face to face options are subject to availability of room hire at the venue, but in general room hire should be an option from 6:30pm week nights. Please contact me to discuss my availability and then I will be able to clarify. Fees for couples face to face is at the higher rate of £55.

NB: Monday evenings are not an option and I am unavailable the first week of September. 

About me and my therapy practice

The way I work is influenced by the different issues that we may experience and more importantly how this impacts you as a unique individual. I believe strongly that the relationship between us is important and this in itself can be a very healing experience.

Where appropriate I do use different tools and exercises that might be helpful such as breathing, grounding exercises and looking at values to support living  a life that has meaning. I believe in providing information to all clients to help you learn about and be able to understand yourself better. 

When working with Couples the process is more structured and the 'client' becomes the relationship, rather than both individuals. 

In both scenarios I do believe it is important to look at what has happened in the past, as this often does have links to the present. Therefore some of the work we do is exploratory. However I also feel it is important to focus on the here and now and will try to facilitate problem solving and reflection. 

Practice description

I am happy to have a free initial consultation to check we are 'a good fit'; as we are all different and sometimes it will not feel right. 

I work online with both individuals and couples. I will be resuming some face to face work at this venue from August 2022. 

I work in an open-ended way, but can work to a deadline if needed. I will ask about your worries, fears, goals/hopes about counselling and do expect paperwork to be completed ahead of the first session. This makes a better use of your time in session too; as I then have a 'heads up' about you. Hopefully this is cost-effective! I will also send you the client agreement paperwork to review and agree ahead of starting and this covers all of the general admin issues, data protection and things you need to know. 

My first session

We will consolidate what we have learnt through the assessment paperwork and process and begin actively working on the issue or issues we agree to focus on. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Text therapy, Time-limited